Computer Aided Convex Analysis Laboratory (CA² Lab)

The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia
What the facility does

Mathematical modelling optimization and advanced visualization of solutions with industry applications.

Areas of expertise

CA² Lab is part of the Centre for Optimization, Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth Analysis (COCANA), which performs fundamental research in convex and nonsmooth analysis and transfers the results to industry by solving practical industrial problems with a focus on commercial applications. COCANA researchers are mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers who apply state-of-the-art optimization techniques to solve real-life problems and provide our industrial partners an edge over their competition. We leverage industry-sponsored funding with grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and MITACS, thereby more than doubling our partners’ investment in research. We have many man-years of experience in optimization and operations research applied to engineering and health science and are always looking for new partners.

Research services

Modelling, Simulation, Consulting on mathematical optimization

Sectors of application
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Transportation

Specialized lab




Two 72” Smart Boards linked to enterprise video conferencing; five workstations

 Advanced visualization and video conferencing


Seven high-end workstations connected to Compute Canada; 72” Smart Board; 52” Smart Board

 High-end workstations, clusters, advanced visualization

  • Softree Technical Systems Inc.